Cam Court, SE15

Block in/near Peckham .

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Cam Court is sited on St George’s Way.

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Graham O’Connell   
Added: 10 Apr 2021 10:24 GMT   

Lloyd & Sons, Tin Box Manufacturers (1859 - 1982)
A Lloyd & Sons occupied the wharf (now known as Lloyds Wharf, Mill Street) from the mid 19th Century to the late 20th Century. Best known for making tin boxes they also produced a range of things from petrol canisters to collecting tins. They won a notorious libel case in 1915 when a local councillor criticised the working conditions which, in fairness, weren’t great. There was a major fire here in 1929 but the company survived at least until 1982 and probably a year or two after that.


Added: 11 Aug 2023 13:03 GMT   

Grange Court, SE5
A conveyance from The British Land Company to (sisters?) Emma and Mary Anne Crawley ... presumably the first development on this site.

Christine D Elliott   
Added: 12 Jun 2023 09:33 GMT   

Blockhouse Street
I grew up at 89 Blockhouse Street with my parents, sister, grandparents & aunt. We had enough rooms but there was no bathroom, we had to go to the public bath every Friday evening (more hot in number 5 please) & the toilet was outside. There was an endless stream of family coming & going & I remember it as a very happy time. I attended Ilderton Road Primary school & then Collingwood School for girls in Leo street behind the Regal cinema. We were all re-housed in 1966 for re-development. I am always grateful for the happy childhood that I had growing up in this area.


Added: 11 Aug 2023 11:31 GMT   

Grange Court, SE5
A 1960s redevelopment of the spacious 101 Talfourd Road (there doesn’t seem to have been a 103 in spite of title deeds)


Added: 28 Jun 2021 00:48 GMT   

Tower Bridge Business Complex, S
need for my coursework

Source: university

Added: 9 Aug 2017 16:26 GMT   

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Lived here
Added: 11 Apr 2021 12:34 GMT   

1900’s Cranmer family lived here at 105 (changed to 185 when road was re-numbered)
James Cranmer wife Louisa ( b.Logan)
They had 3 children one being my grandparent William (Bill) CRANMER married to grandmother “Nancy” He used to go to
Glengall Tavern in Bird in Bush Rd ,now been converted to flats.

Added: 6 Jul 2021 05:38 GMT   

Wren Road in the 1950s and 60s
Living in Grove Lane I knew Wren Road; my grandfather’s bank, Lloyds, was on the corner; the Scout District had their office in the Congregational Church and the entrance to the back of the Police station with the stables and horses was off it. Now very changed - smile.

Added: 11 Aug 2023 11:27 GMT   

Grange Court, SE5
Actually SE15 (SE15 5PB) as marker is across the road.

Added: 11 Aug 2023 11:34 GMT   

Grange Court, SE5
Proud of being in Peckham....

Added: 11 Aug 2023 13:59 GMT   

The British Land Co.
...was set up in 1858 by the National Building Society to own land and split it into plots so the new freeholder could get a vote in elections. So it seems some individual houses were built like in 1869 and maybe the terraces came a bit later, with mortgages from the building society. Maybe the road names were already there ... after judges Sir Thomas Talfourd, Lord Denman and Lord Lyndhurst ... which each got a (former) pub name too

Source: British Land - Wikipedia



Added: 24 Sep 2023 19:09 GMT   

Meyrick Rd
My family - Roe - lived in poverty at 158 Meyrick Rd in the 1920s, moving to 18 Lavender Terrace in 1935. They also lived in York Rd at one point. Alf, Nell (Ellen), plus children John, Ellen (Did), Gladys, Joyce & various lodgers. Alf worked for the railway (LMS).

Born here
Added: 20 Sep 2023 21:10 GMT   

Momentous Birth!
I was born in the upstairs front room of 28 Tyrrell Avenue in August 1938. I was a breach birth and quite heavy ( poor Mum!). My parents moved to that end of terrace house from another rental in St Mary Cray where my three year older brother had been born in 1935. The estate was quite new in 1938 and all the properties were rented. My Father was a Postman. I grew up at no 28 all through WWII and later went to Little Dansington School


Mike Levy   
Added: 19 Sep 2023 18:10 GMT   

Bombing of Arbour Square in the Blitz
On the night of September 7, 1940. Hyman Lubosky (age 35), his wife Fay (or Fanny)(age 32) and their son Martin (age 17 months) died at 11 Arbour Square. They are buried together in Rainham Jewish Cemetery. Their grave stones read: "Killed by enemy action"


Lady Townshend   
Added: 8 Sep 2023 16:02 GMT   

Tenant at Westbourne (1807 - 1811)
I think that the 3rd Marquess Townshend - at that time Lord Chartley - was a tenant living either at Westbourne Manor or at Bridge House. He undertook considerable building work there as well as creating gardens. I am trying to trace which house it was. Any ideas gratefully received


Alex Britton   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 10:43 GMT   

Late opening
The tracks through Roding Valley were opened on 1 May 1903 by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on its Woodford to Ilford line (the Fairlop Loop).

But the station was not opened until 3 February 1936 by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER, successor to the GER).

Source: Roding Valley tube station - Wikipedia

Kevin Pont   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 09:52 GMT   

Roding Valley is the quietest tube station, each year transporting the same number of passengers as Waterloo does in one day.


Kevin Pont   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 09:47 GMT   

The connection with Bletchley Park
The code-breaking computer used at Bletchley Park was built in Dollis Hill.

Kevin Pont   
Added: 29 Aug 2023 15:25 GMT   

The deepest station
At 58m below ground, Hampstead is as deep as Nelson’s Column is tall.

Source: Hampstead tube station - Wikipedia


Aboukir Street, SE15 Aboukir Street was situated off Waite Street.
Albany Road, SE5 Albany Road is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Alder Close, SE15 Alder Close, forms part of the London suburb of Peckham
Alder House, SE15 Alder House is a block on Alder Close.
Andoversford Court, SE15 Andoversford Court is a block on Longhope Close.
Beaconsfield Road, SE5 Beaconsfield Road is part of the Aylesbury Estate.
Bianca Road, SE15 Bianca Road is in the Peckham part of the SE15 area
Bibury Close, SE15 Bibury Close is in the Peckham area
Blakes Road, SE15 Blakes Road is part of Peckham
Blossom Court, SE15 Blossom Court is a block on Sumner Road.
Boathouse Walk, SE15 Boathouse Walk is part of Peckham
Brideale Close, SE15 Brideale Close lies within the SE15 postal area
Brunswick Road, SE15 Brunswick Road was absorbed into Neate Street in 1865.
Burcher Gale Grove, SE15 Burcher Gale Grove is in an area of Peckham
Calypso Crescent, SE15 Calypso Crescent is part of Peckham
Carisbrooke Gardens, SE15 Carisbrooke Gardens lies in Peckham
Cator Street, SE15 Cator Street, forms part of the London suburb of Peckham
Chandler Way, SE15 Chandler Way, forms part of the London suburb of Peckham
Chumleigh Street, SE5 Chumleigh Street is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Cinnamon Close, SE15 Cinnamon Close lies in Peckham
Colegrove Road, SE15 Colegrove Road is in the Peckham area
Coleman Road, SE5 Coleman Road lies within the SE5 postal area
Comfort Street, SE15 Comfort Street is part of Peckham
Cottage Green, SE5 Cottage Green is in Camberwell
Cronin Road, SE15 Cronin Road probably dates from 1867 as Grenard Road.
Cronin Street, SE15 Cronin Street is in Peckham
Daniel Gardens, SE15 Daniel Gardens is in the Peckham area
Danube Court, SE15 Danube Court can be found on Daniel Gardens.
Davey Street, SE15 Davey Street is part of Peckham
Donato Drive, SE15 Donato Drive is the western section of Tower Mill Road.
Dorton Close, SE15 Dorton Close lies within the SE15 postal area
Dowlas Street, SE5 Dowlas Street is a location in Camberwell
Downend Court, SE15 Downend Court is a block on Longhope Close.
Dragon Road, SE15 Dragon Road is a location in Peckham
East Surrey Grove, SE15 East Surrey Grove is in an area of Peckham
Ebley Close, SE15 Ebley Close is in an area of Peckham
Edgar Wallace Close, SE15 Edgar Wallace Close lies within the SE15 postal area
Ferdinand Drive, SE15 Ferdinand Drive, forms part of the London suburb of Camberwell
Freda Corbett Close, SE15 Freda Corbett Close lies in Peckham
Galleria Court, SE15 Galleria Court is a block on Sumner Road.
Gandolfi Street, SE15 Gandolfi Street is in the Camberwell part of the SE15 area
Garnies Close, SE15 Garnies Close is in an area of Peckham
Glengall House, SE15 Glengall House is a building on Bird In Bush Road.
Glengall Road, SE15 Glengall Road was built in the 1840s.
Glengall Terrace, SE15 Glengall Terrace is a street whose history changed after the Second World War.
Granville Square, SE15 Granville Square lies within the SE15 postal area
Indus Court, SE15 Indus Court is a block on Daniel Gardens.
Innes Street, SE15 Innes Street is in the Peckham part of the SE15 area
Jowett Street, SE15 Jowett Street lies within the SE15 postal area
Karen Court, SE15 Karen Court is sited on Peckham Hill Street.
Latona Road, SE15 Latona Road is in the Peckham part of the SE15 area
Leyland Court, SE15 Leyland Court is sited on Sumner Road.
Loncroft Road, SE5 Loncroft Road is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Longhope Close, SE15 Longhope Close is in Peckham
Lynbrook Grove, SE15 Lynbrook Grove lies in Peckham
Macfarland Grove, SE15 Macfarland Grove is in the Peckham area
Mansfield Court, SE15 Mansfield Court is sited on Sumner Road.
Neate Street, SE15 Neate Street dates from the 1820s.
Newent Close, SE15 Newent Close is in the Camberwell part of the SE15 area
Nutt Street, SE15 Nutt Street is in the Peckham area
Oak Court, SE15 Oak Court can be found on Sumner Road.
Oglander House, SE15 Oglander House is a block on Glengall Road.
Old Canal Mews, SE15 A street within the SE5 postcode
Ossory Road, SE1 Ossory Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pearse Street, SE15 Pearse Street, forms part of the London suburb of Peckham
Peckham Grove, SE15 Peckham Grove is a location in Peckham
Peckham Square, SE15 Peckham Square is in the Peckham part of the SE15 area
Pennack Road, SE15 Pennack Road is a location in Peckham
Pentridge Street, SE15 Pentridge Street is in an area of Peckham
Pepler Mews, SE5 Pepler Mews is a cul-de-sac off of Cobourg Road.
Potter Close, SE15 Potter Close lies in Peckham
Quedgeley Court, SE15 Quedgeley Court is sited on Ebley Close.
Querington Court, SE15 Querington Court can be found on Ebley Close.
Rainbow Street, SE5 Rainbow Street is a location in Camberwell
Rosemary Road, SE15 Rosemary Road, forms part of the London suburb of Peckham
Samuel Street, SE15 Samuel Street is part of Peckham
Savannah Close, SE15 Savannah Close is a location in Peckham
Shurland Gardens, SE15 Shurland Gardens is in the Peckham area
South City Court, SE15 South City Court is in the Peckham part of the SE15 area
Southampton Way, SE5 Southampton Way lies in Camberwell
St Georges Mews, SE15 St Georges Mews is a location in Peckham
St Georges Way, SE15 St Georges Way is a location in Peckham
St Georges Way, SE5 St Georges Way is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Sumner House, SE15 Sumner House is part of Peckham
Tilbury Close, SE15 Tilbury Close is in the Peckham part of the SE15 area
Tower Mill Road, SE15 Tower Mill Road lies within the SE15 postal area
Trafalgar Avenue, SE15 This area of Peckham, close to the Old Kent Road, was developed from the 1840s onwards.
Unwin Close, SE15 Unwin Close is a location in Peckham
Waite Street, SE15 Waite Street now runs within Burgess Park.
Watling Street, SE15 Watling Street is a location in Peckham
Wells Way, SE5 Wells Way is a through road that cuts across Burgess Park.
Westonbirt Court, SE15 Westonbirt Court is a block on Ebley Close.
Wickway Court, SE15 Wickway Court is a block on Cator Street.
Willowbrook Road, SE15 Willowbrook Road is in Peckham
Willsbridge Court, SE15 Willsbridge Court is a block on Bibury Close.


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Peckham is a district located in the London Borough of Southwark. It is situated 3.5 miles south-east of Charing Cross.

Peckham is a Saxon place name meaning the village of the River Peck, a small stream that ran through the district until it was enclosed in 1823. Archaeological evidence indicates earlier Roman occupation in the area, although the name of this settlement is lost.

Peckham appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Pecheham. It was held by the Bishop of Lisieux from the Bishop of Bayeux. The manor was owned by King Henry I who gave it to his son Robert, Earl of Gloucester. When Robert married the heiress to Camberwell the two manors were united under royal ownership.

Peckham became popular as a wealthy residential area by the 16th century. By the 18th century the area was a more commercial centre and attracted industrialists who wanted to avoid paying the expensive rents in central London. Peckham also boasted extensive market gardens and orchards growing produce for the nearby markets of London.

The village was the last stopping point for many cattle drovers taking their livestock for sale in London. The drovers stayed in the local inns (such as The Red Cow) while the cattle were safely secured overnight in holding pens. Most of the villagers were agricultural or horticultural workers but with the early growth of the suburbs an increasing number worked in the brick industry that exploited the local London Clay.

At the beginning of the 19th century Peckham was a 'small, quiet, retired village surrounded by fields'. Since 1744 stagecoaches had travelled with an armed guard between Peckham and London to give protection from highwaymen. The rough roads constrained traffic so a branch of the Grand Surrey Canal was proposed as a route from the Thames to Portsmouth. The canal was built from Surrey Commercial Docks to Peckham before the builders ran out of funds in 1826.

Before Peckham Rye railway station was opened in 1865 the area had developed around two centres: north and south. In the north, housing spread out to the south of the Old Kent Road including Peckham New Town built on land owned by the Hill family (from whom the name Peckham Hill Street derives). In the south, large houses were built to the west of the common land called Peckham Rye and the lane that led to it.

North Peckham was heavily redeveloped in the 1960s, consisting mainly of high-rise flats to rehouse people from dilapidated old houses. It was popular on its completion for offering a high quality and modern standing of living. However, high unemployment and a lack of economic opportunities led to urban decay and a period of decline in the late 1970s. The North Peckham Estate became one of the most deprived residential areas in Western Europe. Vandalism, graffiti, arson attacks, burglaries, robberies and muggings were commonplace, and the area became an archetypal London sink estate. As a result, the area was subjected to a �£290 million regeneration programme in the late 1990s and early 2000s. By 2002, 90% of the redevelopment was complete. The new homes were better laid out and offered improved security.

Since the 1990s the European Union has invested heavily in the regeneration of the area; partly funding the futuristic, award-winning Peckham Library, a new town square and swathes of new housing to replace the North Peckham Estate. Throughout the area state funding is being provided to improve the housing stock and renovate the streets. This includes funding for public arts projects like the Tom Phillips mosaics on the wall of the Peckham Experiment restaurant and the South London Gallery.

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Villa Street Walworth c.1907.
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The Dun Cow at 279 Old Kent Road.
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Burgess Park being created (1973)
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Trafalgar Avenue (then Road) in 1925. The bridge on the left went over the Grand Surrey Canal and the Victory pub was on the corner of Trafalgar Avenue and Waite Street.

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